NORIMITSU KOKUBO

1995 | SHIGA PREFECTURE – JAPAN Norimitsu Kokubo ha incominciato a disegnare nel periodo delle elementari, per “esorcizzare” la sua introversione e la poca voglia di integrarsi con il resto della classe. Crea su tutto ciò che ha a disposizione, da quaderni a pezzetti di carta […]

CHIYUKI SAKAGAMI

1961 | Japan Chiyuki Sakagami è nata nel 1961 in Giappone ed ora vive a Kobe, ma afferma di essere venuta al mondo 6 miliardi di anni fa, nel mare precambriano, dove i pesci le hanno insegnato a sopravvivere nelle acque dell’oceano. Dopo aver esplorato diversi continenti si è […]

GUY BRUNET

1945 | SWITZERLAND Guy Brunet was 16 when he began filling school notebooks with screenplays. Gradually, he took up drawing as well, at first using colored pencils to create his storyboards. Later he would go on to draw and paint his own movie posters on the […]

ATELIER ART BRUT PARABIAGO

ATELIER ART BRUT PARABIAGO ITALY Atelier Art Brut Parabiago (Lombardia, Italy) was born two years ago under the leadership of Franco Duranti and the psychiatrist Davide Maravita, linked to the Department of Mental Health of Legnano (Milano). It consist in painting workshops in which rehabilitation is […]

BAUDOUIN FIERENS

1975- | BELGIUM He attends the workshop of Luc Mondry and Nicole Babila at La Clarière. His work is characterized by torn, imprisoned figures. The line appears continuous. Black shapes haunt the white of the paper, traces affirming existence as much as revealing vulnerability and […]

FERDINAND CHEVAL – PALAIS IDÉAL

1836-1924 | FRANCE During one of his rounds, in april 1879, at the age of 43, the postman Ferdinand Cheval, stumbles against such an odd stone that it awakes a dream. Real self-taught, he devotes 33 years of his life to build a dream palace in […]

KASHINATH CHAWAN

1950 | INDIA Kashinath Chawan utilizza penne a sfera su cartoni strappati e recuperati da scatole per scarpe; in alternativa utilizza pezzi di carta trovati sul pavimento.  Chawan non fa schizzi o disegni preparatori: le sue prime linee sono leggere e imprecise. Successivamente riempie i soggetti […]

FAUSTO BADARI

1962 | ITALY Fausto Badari è nato a Roverbella. I suoi genitori soffrirono di disturbi psichici e hanno sempre vissuto in grande povertà. Fragile sin dall’infanzia, le condizioni di Fausto non sono migliorate, soprattutto per la mancanza di sostegno della famiglia, e peggiorò quando suo padre morì nel 1992. É […]

ZDENÊK KOŠEK

ZDENÊK KOŠEK 1949- | CZECH REPUBLIC The self-taught artist Zdenek Kosek worked ad a typographer and drew caricatures and satirical cartoons for regional magazines and newspapers, but he also produced some unconventional paintings. In the 1980s a deep psychological divide gradually changed his perception of the […]

JOHN BYAM

JOHN BYAM 1929 – | USA John Byam was born in Oneonta (New York State, USA). As a kid he helped his parents, who owned a camping ground. In 1940s he worked for a railway company, and he served American army in Japan during the Korean […]

DAMIAN MICHAELS

DAMIAN MICHAELS 1969- | AMERICA/AUSTRALIA Damian Michaels was born in Virginia in 1969, his earliest years were nomadic owing to the demands of his father’s job. In the mid-1970s the family settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the age of eight, Michaels experienced […]

ANTONIO ROSENO DE LIMA

1926-1998 | BRASIL Antonio Roseno de Lima è nato nel 1926 ad Alessandria (Rio Grande do Norte, Brasile). Le modeste condizioni economiche della sua famiglia lo hanno obbligato a lavorare sin da giovane: creava gabbie per uccelli, oggetti in legno e cucchiai. Dopo un matrimonio di […]